Re: [CR] decals question

(Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse)

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Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 14:52:42 -0800 (PST)
From: "old steel" <>
To: damien roohr <>,
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Subject: Re: [CR] decals question

I have made my own decals using waterslide beldecal paper, of both the "clear" and the "white" variety. Limitations from my experiments:  1.  I can't print silver or gold with my HP printer, so many tubing decal colors are off. 2.  I wasn't happy with my color "saturation", and the bike frame paint color would influence the visible decal color once appled, eg. Blue lettered decal over a yellow bike = a somewhat green final letter shade.  Using the white paper eliminates this, but if you don't want a white background, expect some time with the exacto knife.  3.  The water-slide paper is very thin, and if I wasn't very careful my decal colors would "crack" during frame application.

I find it a useful way to make decals for my "rattlecan, grease and flip" $200 final-sales-price projects.  But then again, I'm easily amused. 

Jim Carter "the French metric manufacturing standards were right" Birmingham, Alabama 'burbs. United States of America

________________________________ From: damien roohr <> To: Sent: Mon, March 8, 2010 9:59:17 AM Subject: [CR] decals question

I'm trying to make a temporary restoration of my 78 Comp GS -- Thanks to all of the rust removal ideas here lately, I plan to get rid of the rust, feather out any deep chips, etc., and then apply a few layers of rattle can paint over the existing coat. I'd like to add decals, also, and the existing ones are in rough shape.

Question: Has anyone tried the do-it-yourself decal materials, such as available from this manufacturer--

i was surprised to see they offer a white decal - which as we all know is a must at home, since printing in white is a challenge even for professional printers.

damien roohr
canton, ct